I've happened upon a Winchester Model 70 Super Express with CRF in .375 H&H. Other than the butt-ugly JP Howitzer brake that I'd remove, it is a very handsome rifle that appears to have seen almost no use. These generally aren't shot a lot, but I'll have it bore-sighted nonetheless.
The problem is I can't discern the vintage from the serial number, which is Gxxxxxx.
I'm aware that Model 70's fabricated after 1968 have a "G" in front of seven numbers. But, why only six (6) numbers on this rifle and not seven (7)???
One book I referenced indicated that it was made circa '79. Another online source (oldguns.net) claims it was 1950 if I don't include the "G". Another says it doesn't and can't exist.
Any idea what the vintage is and what, if anything, I ought to be on the lookout for with this rifle?
Thanks in advance,